pell

1 of 2

verb

ˈpel
-ed/-ing/-s

intransitive verb

dialectal, chiefly England : hasten, hurry

transitive verb

obsolete : beat, pelt

pell

2 of 2

noun

"
plural -s
: a roll of parchment
specifically : one formerly used in the English Exchequer to record receipts and expenditures
appointed … his second brother clerk of the pells G. O. Trevelyan

Word History

Etymology

Verb

Middle English pellen

Noun

Middle English pel skin, roll of parchment, from Middle French, from Latin pellis skin

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“Pell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pell. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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